Recently spotted testing on Indian roads, rumours are now doing the rounds that Mahindra could launch the E-Ludix electric scooter in India. Of course, when launched it will be branded as a Mahindra product. Mahindra has already shown interest in the EV space, and this new electric scooter could offer a new entry point in the brands electric mobility solutions.
The Peugeot E-Ludix electric scooter is based on the 50cc Ludix petrol powered sibling. The E-Ludix made a debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2018 and is going to be sold in International markets very soon. In India, the E-Ludix could make a debut by the end of 2019 or an official launch at the 2020 Auto Expo. However, the challenge is that the number of dealerships for Mahindra two-wheelers are negligible and such a new product would need visibility to generate acceptance.
Mahindra has 51% stake in Peugeot’s two-wheeler business and there have been many other products from the latter spotted here in India for testing and evaluation. But nothing has come to reality in terms of sales till date. Mahindra also has the Genze electric scooter on sale abroad, but not a single one has been sold in our market.
The Peugeot E-Ludix is powered by an electric motor producing 3kW of power and the battery weighs 9 kg. The E-Ludix scooter has an overall weight of 85 kg and will have a top speed of 45 kmph. The brand claims that a full charge takes 3 hours and the riding range is 50 km. The Lithium-ion battery is supplied by Bosch and can be removed allowing for indoor charging option.
Almost every brand is jumping in the electric mobility space, but the market acceptance and awareness is still bare minimum. With poor charging infrastructure, the electric vehicles face a challenge in real world driving / riding range and are also asking for too much charge time. Not to forget, the high purchase costs…